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Ajmer Blast
RSS leaderís name figures in chargesheet

Jaipur/New Delhi, October 23
A senior RSS leader's name figured in the chargesheet in the 2007 Ajmer blast in Rajasthan, a development that was rubbished by BJP and RSS but latched onto by Congress which accused the outfit of disturbing communal amity.

Indresh Kumar, the RSS leader, was present at a secret meeting held in a Gujarati guest house in Jaipur on October 31, 2005, in which six other functionaries of the organisation were also present, the chargesheet said.

The 806-page chargesheet was filed before a court in Ajmer yesterday against five accused by the Rajasthan ATS.

ATS sources said Indresh has not been made an accused in the case as further investigation is underway to ascertain whether he had any links with the blast. The RSS was quick to dismiss the charge as "far from truth".

"We reject the media reports that claim that the name of Indresh Kumar, a senior functionary from New Delhi, features in the Ajmer dargah blast chargesheet. His name has only been mentioned in the document in connection with holding a meeting," RSS spokesperson Ram Madhav told PTI here. "It is far from the truth. It will be challenged in the court," he added.

The BJP spoke in a similar vein, with party spokesperson Nirmala Sitharaman saying, "There is nothing substantial or credible against him... No organisation has been named. How can anyone say that BJP or RSS is involved or that this is saffron terror."

However, the Congress utilised the issue to paint the RSS in communal colours. ó PTI





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